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new york, a man who shot two firefighters to death and wound was a convicted felon who served 17 years for killing his own grandmother. police in webster, new york say 62-year-old william spangler opened fire on first responders. four volunteer firefighters were then shot. two of them were killed including one who full time police lieutenant. investigators say he then killed himself. the fire spread to six other homes which were also destroyed. >> dan: fire departments are stunned and shocked that first responders were targeted. we spoke with san francisco firefighters about it today. sergio quintana is in the newsroom. no doubt they are stunned. >> reporter: absolutely. when two firefighters are killed on christmas eve, that is tragedy but new york investigators and first responders across the country are especially shocked because police believe the shooter may have settle a house on fire to lure emergency teams into a trap. firefighters responded to the early morning blaze and were almost immediately shot at. >> there was a car and house that was engulfed in flames probably set by h
. >> this volunteer firefighters.responding to a fire scene near rochester new york were shot. tonight two firefighters are dead.two others.hospitalized in serious condition.but expected to survive. firefighters were not allowed to even battle the massive fire for nearly six hours this morning. that's because the fire scene quickly turned into a crime scene. right as the volunteer firefightrs were arriving on scene.police say he was waiting for the volunteer firefighters to a rod.raw ifto arrive he was waig for the volunteer firefighters 62-year-old william spangler was perched like a sniper.firing off rounds towards the unsuspecting first responders. two were killed. 43 year old mike chiapperini who also served as the town's police department public information officer. and 19-year-old tomas kachoofka. kachoofka and chiapperini's son were best friends. two other firefighters who were shot are expected to recover. police say before dawn.the suspect, william spengler set a house and car on fire to lure the firefighters. as soon as they arrived, police say he started shooting. while police
state new york are ambushed, shot and killed. >>> also tonight a mission worthy of sant klaus himself. the sleigh being used to deliver toys tonight in the south bay. >>> back here in just ten minutes i've got rain to talk about. the fog in the morning and then showers develop. i'll let you know when they start, when they end and how much we could see hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. afrments dramatic rescue outside livermore. you're looking at a highway patrol helicopter pulling a man from the top of his truck with the pilot resting one of the helicopter's skids on the roof of the vehicle. the truck was stranded in a creek by high waters around 9
a budget deal by next week nasdaq and s&pa hundred also down. >>> police in new york say it was a set up. two firefighters responding to a call were kill bid an excon. cbs reporter jennifer lewis hall shows us how he lured them in. >> firefighters rushed to this early morning fire near rochester new york and were met by bullets. police say 62-year-old william spengler lit a home and car on fire so he could lure first responders to the scene and shoot them. two webster firefighters were killed in the ambush. two more were injured. with crews under attack the flames burned out of control jumping from home to home. >> i'm not aware of anything like this in my 23 years in the to be of webster. >> police say soon after the s.w.a.t. team arrived the gunman took his life. crews put out the flames but not before several homes were lost. news spread quickly through the small town of webster. people brought fires to the local fire house and gave their cob -- condolences. >> who targets people on christmas. i'm sorry. >> he was in yale for beating his 92-year-old grandmother. he has been out of pr
. there are winter storm warnings stretching from oklahoma to pennsylvania. some parts of upstate new york and pennsylvania could see one to two feet of snow. big cities like new york and boston could see wind gusts of up to 60 miles an hour. in the southeast the largest tornado threat ever seen on christmas day, brought on by the winter storm coming from the west, mixing with the warm waters of the gulf of mexico. >> severe thunderstorm warns are on going and the reason is a lost energy in the atmosphere and what that's causing the potential for a widespread severe winter outbreak. >> reporter: this is complicating travel plans. many may have to spend the end of the holiday in an airport terminal. and driving may not be an option. the national weather service said parts of arkansas could get up to ten inches of snow, causing white out conditions. this storm is part of the same system that brought more than four feet of snow in the high sierras of california just a few days ago. in washington. >> let's go head and look at live pictures. this is dallas texas. you can see the snow is falls
in the morning so nobody does not have to go to school for two weeks, michael age 13 from long island, new york. >> free medical care for everyone, dorothy, age 72, new york, new york. >> i wish for all of the lonely people in the world to find happiness. daniel, steele, the author. >> i wish that we could bring all of our soldiers home now, anonomous. >> thank you, everyone. >> you can't make that stuff up, i tell you that was incredible, i know when the mayor leaves town they appoint a mayor for the day and i think that hannah should be the supervisor for the day when scott is out of town, thank you, hannah. >> okay, if you are following your program, throw it away or take it home with you so you know who was here today but he always have to change things around a little bit. i am thrilled that we have the mayor with us and we have the council general of japan with us and i want to bring them on so they can do the official thing that they have done for several years and exchange oragami decorations and kind of a symbolic friendship act here in city hall and don't forget that san francisco is
for you, tara is in for sal this new york. i am noticing an accident up in marin county this is near san rafael, we have an injury crash and it look like they have it town to one lane. hopefully there is not too much traffic on the roadway right now. you can see traffic is moving nicely downtown berkeley and this morning, hopefully everything is sleeping and traffic is running well in potential directions. here is rosemary. >>> this rain you see moving through the northern edge of california will continue to shift in our area land be quite active for the second half of your christmas. you can see the few and that has to offset the cooling but we really did cool down overnight but now i am seeing those numbers repound. a few light cells even a few sprinkles in hillside and the steady errand will hold -- steadier rain will hold off and until noontime it will not laugh, wednesday night into thursday. get my days straight. it is a chilly tart out there, upper 40s and lower 30s for part north bay. again the clouds are helping us out just a little bit. we have rain and win and even the possibi
firemen are shot. >> firefighters are ambushed in new york that leads crews in the line of gunfire. local firefighters show their solidarity. stay with us >> dan: investigators are still trying to figure out why a gunman shot four firefighters as they arrived at an early morning house fire. sergio quintana has details on this shooting. we ree action from local firefighters who are obviously stunned. >> reporter: investigators in new york are trying to hammer out the details but the shooter may have sparked the house fire and waited for firefighters to arrive and then started shooting >> what should have been a radio call to coordinate an early morning fire fight is a call for help. four firefighters were targeted by a shooter. two were killed. gunman may have set the fire to lure emergency crews there. >> it does appear that it was a trap that was set for responding for first responders. >> they identified the shooter as 63-year-old william spangler. the guns were illegally acquired because he is felon. he committed suicide after s.w.a.t. teams arrived. it shocked emergency workers across
. over seas. stay with us. another half hour of new >> good evening again. in upstate new york police say the man who shot 2 firefighters to death and wounded 2 others was a convicted felon who served 17 years for killing his own grandmother. 62-year-old william spanker opened fire on first responder after setting his house and car ablaze. 4 volunteer firefighters shot. 2 killed. investigators say spank then killed himself. fire spread to 7 other homes destroyed along with a car. 7 news reporter sergio spoke with some local firefighters about this from it engine tragedy. >>reporter: firefighters responded to the early morning blaze in webster new york and almost medley shot at. police say the suspect may have set a trap. >> there was a car and house that were engulfed in flames. probably set by mr. spang ler who layed in wait with armament then shot the first responders. >>reporter: 2 firemen killed. 2 others were pinned down and injured by gunfire. they had to withdraw from the fire fighting effort and the blaze spread to 6 other homes. here in san francisco firefighters we
ambushed today in upstate new york. grant lodes is here with details on the horrifying scene that played out this >> christmas eve, no less a convicted felon morning. a convicted felon is being blamed for these cold blodded killings. volunteer firefighters.responding to a fire scene near rochester new york were shot. tonight two firefighters are dead.two others.hospitalized in serious condition.but expected to survive. how firefighters were not allowed to even battle the that's because the fire scene quickly turned into a crime saying. >> multiple shots fired multiple philip fire shots -- multiple-fire firefighters- touchdown. scene. right as the volunteer firefightrs were arriving on scene.police say 62-year-old william spangler was perched like a sniper.firing off rounds towards the unsuspecting first responders. two were killed. 43 year old mike chiapperini who also served as the town's police department public information officer. and 19-year-old tomas kachoofka. kachoofka and chiapperini's son were best friends. >> people get up in the middle of the night to put out fires they do n
. >> dan: in new york firefighters rushed to a fire thinking they would help others but it turned out to be a trap. >> carolyn: teeing taking a look at traffic, it's christmas eve it's pretty heavy out there, east bay and lower deck of the bay bridge, the approach we're seeing on the left-hand side of your screen. stay with us. "abc 7 news" continues after this. >> dan: police in new york state say a man who ambushed firefighters and served 17 years for manslaughter for the death of his grandmother. he set fire to lure firefighters and when they arrived he opened fire killing two firefighters. >> reporter: four firefighters responded to in the night to flames outside rochester looking to save lives. a gunman had set up an ambush and begin shooting. >> it does appear it was a trap. >> two suffered serious wounds while two others why killed. >> a fireman who is also a lieutenant with the western police department was deceased at the scene. >> mike not only volunteered for the fire department but also served as a full time police lieutenant and media spokesman in webster new york. tomas
in or leaving new york city and i had the book and had martinis and we read the book together and you loved one line "female criminals can be unwidely uncunning" and we had that conversation about why airportings never have clocks and after that i saw you two times and more sorrow and the first is when you family were in the gold country and i met you there before we went back to our house. although it was summer rain pored all day long. the pewter sky was inseparable from the horizon and you my brother and by that time were also becoming inseparable from the horizons of your illness and the line between you it and were blurring. it was during that first visit i understood that you would die and not eventually but sooner than that you. you were in a wheel care and -- chair and we waited while abbey and the boys got the care. it's the first time we were alone together. as the rain drummed i turned to you and saw that you were crying, crying silently not moving and i reflected then how curious it was before i never seen a person cry in this alarming manner silently and letsing the tears
francisco. there are only three other cities in the world that do that. new york, toronto, and berlin. i have been to all three and they are not nearly the same size as well we produced, or nearly as diverse. what we are always thinking about is what we are offering people that is so quintessentially san francisco that we get -- it cannot be gotten anywhere else. we are also told the switching of the entertainment this year. we have dance areas where the slides used to be. i think that for us it is about making sure that people, even if they came to san francisco in particular five years ago, that they are not experiencing the fight -- the same thing. it speaks to one of the priorities. the never-ending city. or something. i do not remember, exactly, but it is the same basic concept. even if you come here several times over and over, you will not have the same experience. as we do that, enhancing certain things. live stages have big-name bands. headlining the folsom street fair, people are now looking forward to our entertainment in ways they did not 10 years ago. >> commander, how do we
smith, thank you for coming. i represent about 30 or 40 entertainment venues in san francisco, new york, and moscow is. i have a technical question about county transfers. -- and lost vegas. i have a technical question about county transfers. right now, there are very few buildings that you can lease in san francisco anymore. this town has gone nuts in the last five or six months. there are no liquor licenses to purchase. i have strong connections with the liquor licenses on line and some of these people. i am sorry that the top of the list. i have 48 license requests that i cannot fail. i have a two-star michelin restaurant that is moving from downtown out into the mission that the only thing i can do is throw a quick 41 on the place because we can -- because i cannot find a 47 or 848 to do it. i would like you -- or a 48 to do it. i would like to think about some injured county transfers. -- enter-county transfers. there are a lot of restaurants that have a million dollar construction costs and cannot find a license and are freaking out. licensing has gone to about 128,000 this month.
the country. t.j. winick live from new york to explain. >> reporter: merry christmas. no matter what form this bad weather takes travel today could be dangerous. a white christmas in philadelphia lasted a few hours before snow turned to rain. there are strong storms in the middle of the country, heavy snow in oklahoma which will move into the ohio valley where blizzard warnings are posted. it hasn't been easy for travelers. >> we are hoping with we don't sit on the runway we did that last time. >> reporter: a huge storm caused hundreds of delays and cancelled flights in and out of san francisco, putting a wrench in plans. >> after i found out my flight had been cancelled after four hours of waiting in the airport i had to wait in another three hour customer service line which i didn't get to the end of before the booth closed. >> reporter: on the roads the high winds and severe conditions in the sierras made driving nearly impossible. >> it is the most people traveling for the holiday in six years. any bad weather we might be seeing in the coming days could result00 in serious disruption
. >>> and police in upstate new york still don't know why a man shot and killed two for thes who were try -- firefighters who were trying to respond to a house fire. >> awful story, cbs news is in western new york a town that's clearly in shock. >> reporter: candles are burning for two firefighters killed in an ambush the day before christmas. >> our men are hurt and they're not going to be home with their families now. >> reporter: police believe 63- year-old william spangler intentionally set fire to a house and car in order to lure first responders to his neighborhood. >> oh i'm sorry, i just -- it's just christmas. i mean who targets people on christmas? >> reporter: authorities say spangler injured two volunteer firefighters and killed two more before shooting himself. 19-year-old thomas k achouka was filled in for married firefighters. mike ciporini was named firefighter of the year two weeks ago. >> so it's very -- it's a very difficult situation. >> reporter: condolences have been pouring into this fire station from around the world. and now two families are spending their christm
. >> from san francisco, to new-york of this real life st necnicholas. this real life santa claus. he collected a toys. this is made up of over 100 children. from brooklyn, staten island. he is hoping to turn this into a non- profit. coming up on the kron 4 morning news, george will continue keep us updated. forest, this live look outside at the james lick freeway. remember, we had those heavy storms. we are expecting gusty conditions we could even this season trees toppling over with the wind coming through. and by 6:00 a.m., still heavy. you can expect downpours fiord and for the evening. this front, showing some residual scattered showers. . >> sadly, there are a couple of problems on the nimitz this vehicle, flipped over and it has been struck by passing vehicles, there have been two other cars that hit it 880 northbound, shut down. however, there is not even much of a delay or a backup but there is a key to work. add a route-it is a reroute-to the next on ramp. your best is probably using 580. >> the water is back on 415 homes. this water main break between bell and tennessee. re
't need to do the extraction in north beach. let's leave like they do in new york the machine on the ground, and then you reuse it later on. you don't have to do anything. you do that, everything will be cool. [laughter] >>> do you understand what i mean? north beach, lot of the little business in north beach are going to go broke. i'm not going to go broke. i've been there for 42 years. the business already, they're feeling already. you go at 2 o'clock in the morning you have roaches this long on the sidewalks and they go inside the businesses. you've got to think about it. i know it's a big project. i know a lot of people are involved. big money involved. you cannot look back. you leave the machine there and everybody will be happy. and then you -- next 10 years from now, god bless, you can go to saucelido. [laughter] >>> you understand that? leave the machines in the ground like they do in new york. don't come with the machines so long, this, we cannot do this. you are doing a project for $1,700,000. machine is only $11 million. that is reusable. in new york they use the ma
on that investigation into the shooting in new york city coming up but first a check of the weather. we know people may be out and about visiting people today. >> a little bit of rain huh lawrence? >> watch the possibility for flooding especially this afternoon. the storm will again pack a punch not the biggest one we've seen but nonetheless the ground is already saturated. you can see it diving into the bay area right now. in fact the hi-def doppler radar is picking up showers in the north bay. in the afternoon that's when the storm system races through the bay area. the temperatures a little cool right now. 30s and some 40s around the bay area. this afternoon could be very stormy. even the possibility of isolated thunderstorms, highs only in the low to about mid 50s. more showers for tomorrow as well and hopefully we'll catch a break in the storeny weather. back to you. >>> thank you lawrence. and just a quick update on the traffic information. still all lanes blocked northbound 880 approaching fruit vail. a return injury crash and they're temporarily detouring cars still off the hyde street exit. th
. >> the roads are pretty bad. there's spinouts further east. >> reporter: in upstate new york, the first snow of the season brought snow and howling winds. >> the winds were fierce. it was blowing the cars around. even the semis were swerving. >> reporter: in warmer areas, flooding was in areas that hasn't seen a storm like this in years. >> i'm happy i renewed my flood insurance this year. >> reporter: and for some, the weather was a good excuse to stay inside, at the mall. >> it's the holiday season. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rob nelson, new york. >>> pope benedict is using christmas to call for peace in the middle east. at last night's mast, he called on us to find time in our hectic lives for children, the poor and god. the pontiff noted with the time-saving technology, that people have less time for what matters in life. >>> in west new york, a community is mourning two firefighters that were shot to death as they responded to a call. the shooter, 62-year-old ex-con, killed himself. several homes burned down. and the gunman's sister who lived with him, is among those still
packed bethlehem. >> and catholics flocked to the cathedral of the immaculate conception. >> new york's faithful will gather today. >> my prayer is that the world will learn to live together. >> the town of western new york mourning the loss of two firefighters shot to death in an ambush. >> the gunman set fire to a car and a house to lure firefighters to his home. >> concerns about the weather. it does not end with snow and rain. >> tornados could pop up from texas to florida. >> travelers heading home for christmas face a delay when their plane caught on fire. no injuries are reported. >> a dramatic relation cue of man nearly washed away by the rain-swollen river. >> he had no energy left. >> jack klugman has passed away. he is best known for playing "the odd couple." >> chuck pagano returned to his team as he continues to battle leukemia. >> i asked bruce to take over. you had to win nine games? >> all that matters. >> first lady michelle obama answers calls on the santa tracking program. >> on the third day of christmas -- >> my true love gave to me.
to the volunteer west webster new york fire department to put out this house blaze ended in tragedy. firefighters were met with gunfire. one of the injured describe the scene in a call for help to a radio dispatcher. >> we're being shot at multiple times, multiple fires have been shot. i think it's an assault rifle. we have multiple fire, down, working fire. >> reporter: two firefighters were killed one of whom worked as a police officer, two others were seriously wounded. >> this is still an active investigation but i will say that it appears it was a trap. >> reporter: police arrived and opened fire on the shooter. authorities say the gunman who took his own life is identified at 52-year-old william spangler he had a criminal past. >> spangler is a convicted felon, he's not allowed to possess weapons. did he legally the acquire the weapons? the answer is no. >>> authorities say the gunman spangler had been convicted and paroled after beating his grandmother to death with a hammer in the 80s. tonight authorities say his sister is unaccounted for after the fire. >>> san francisco firefighters to
say it's unclear what his motive was for today's shooting. the town of webster, new york is now mourning. the joy of christmas replaced by pain and grief. >> very difficult >> it's just devastating. >> the family it is going to be without the family members. >> grant lodes, kron 4 news. >> catherine: the suspect's home was one of the houses which burned. he had lived there with his sister - who is missing. a vigil was held tonight for the firefighters who died. >> in other national news. a police officer and a bystander were shot and killed in suburban houston this morning. it began when the officer made a traffic stop. the suspect drove away - and later began shooting from a parking lot. police say the man shot and killed a bystander, then fired at the officer who was killed. the suspect was also shot - and is in critical condition. police say they have no idea why he opened fire. >> catherine: a 17-year-old boy in massachusetts will spend christmas in jail - after threatening to shoot up his school. he says it was only a joke when he told police about his plan to target his h
injured two people but they escaped without serious injuries. >>> in new york two firefighters were shot and two wounded when they were called to a house fire. the gunman set the blaze and ambushed the firefighters. the shooter had a long criminal history and had killed before. >> reporter: cries for help coming as four firefighters respond to a call in new york monday morning. they found flames and gunfire. they were ambushed by shooter. >> it does appear it was a trap that was set for responding, you know, first responders. >> reporter: one of the wounded escaped a second was found conscious. and two others were pronounced dead. >> it is very difficult. people get up to put out fires and they don't expect to be shot and killed. >> the shooting prevented firefighter said from knocking -- firefighters from knocking down the flames. the fire destroyed 7 homes. investigators say the community is no longer in danger. the gunman killed himself on the scene, he had a lengthy criminal record. >> in 1980 he was charged for killing his grandmother. >> reporter: word of the violence spread quick
to the desk. >>> police say, an ex-conn shot firefighters. we are learning about the tragedy in new york and we are finding out there may be even more victims. >>> people are preparing meals for many in need. how many people are coming down to donate their time for christmas. >>> traffic is not bad, we will have more coming up. . >>> good morning and merry christmas to you, the bay area is gearing up for the storm and showers are falling over parts of the bay area. >>> here is a look at some of the top stories we are following and at one point, 50- foot flames shot from the roof and they have be mopping up. and in portions of the east palo alto, the neighborhood behind it flooded and they say the fix should hold until the comprehensive rebuild begins next fall. >>> and shots rage out during a church service in east oakland on 82nd avenue and mcarthur boulevard. a bullet even landed in a baby stroller police said. >>> a gunman ambushed firefighters in new york state and there may be more victims. investigators believe the gunman set fire to, to lure and trap firefighters. the ex-gunman sh
francisco i worked in new york. i have 24 years of experience of caring for victims in two major cities in our great country. this week all of us have watched with horror the events in newtown, connecticut, with great sadness as we learned the devastation that one person brought on that quiet community. i've seen the devastation that guns have visited on victims of crime. my heart goes out to all the victims and their families as they struggle to understand what has happened over the last week. san francisco general hospital is the only trauma center in the city and county of san francisco and in the u.s. it is, in fact, i think, the best trauma center in the united states. we stand ready 24/7 to care for any injured patient in the city and county of san francisco. we also at general hospital are caring for uninsured and underinsured people who come in after injured. we also represent -- i also represent thousands of dedicated physicians, surgeons, nurses, administration and therapists who care for the hundreds of thousands of patients who come to our hospital. i have dedicated my life
destroyed in upstate new york after what we showed you yesterday live on our air here where the firefighters went to respond to a house fire and someone started shooting at them. let me go back and i'll tell you who the name of the shooter is now we know that this morning. william spengler is the one who police say set his own home on fire and then fired shots at the firefighters when they showed up. sean carroll tells us it's not spengler's first run-in with police. >> the first police officer managed to exchange fire with spengler who laid in wait. >> he was shooting at a berm near the home where he can barricaded himself with his weapons to shoot the innocent responders. and i will say the first webster police officers to respond engaged the shooter in probably in all likelihood, saved many lives. >> reporter: spengler's criminal past dates back to july, 1980, the death of his grandmother. >> spengler lived alone at this house for over 40 years. she was found dead at the floor of the dwelling by her grandson, william spengler, who lives next door. spengler discovered the body at 12:45 p.m
is here with us tonight. she's "the new york times" best selling officer and president of gingrich productions. please join me in recognizing calista fig h -- gingrich. [applause] we have with us tonight a special guest. if i i know if i were simply to give the typical dinner circuit gingrich the one where you list every accomplishment of the speaker's bio. i promise you we would be here all night and newt would get bored. the list of achievements in politics, his involvement in life-long learning, his expertise of national security matters, his best interest, the philanthropy endeavors. the box he's written, the list goes on and on. let's presume we are well accounted with the important milestone and the life of one gingrich. i want to focus in some part on the future. and what i hope is newt's place in it as it relates to ideas. so let me explain. it is no secret to anyone here that the party of abraham lincoln and ronald reagan, took a beating three weeks ago. republicans lost the battle for the white house as well as seats in both the house and senate. most are still stinging b
. >>> liz, thanks. a town in upstate new york is remembering two firefighters who were shot and killed while responding to a house fire yesterday. police in webster say william spengler set the fire to his home yesterday then ambushed the firefighters before taking his own life. spengler was convicted of murdering his grandmother with a hammer back in 1980 but served just 18 years in jail. the firefighters are identified as tomasz kaczowka who was filling in so others could enjoy the holiday and michael chiapperini who was named firefighter of the year just recently. >> oh i'm sorry i just -- it's just -- it is christmas. i mean who targets people on christmas? >> well, there's also concern about spengler's sister who lived in that home. and is still unaccounted for. >>> charles turning known in hollywood as the king of contact actors died. the two time oscar nominee portrayed everyone from the blustery public officials to big daddy in a broadway revival of cat on a hot tin roof. he died of natural causes at his new york city home yesterday and he was 89 years old. >>> and some knew him as o
, webster new york. >> reporter: police are searching for his sister last seen at the home she shared with him. >>> another community still reeling from a community is feeling some overwhelming love and from around the world. cards, letters, and money. it poured into newtown, connecticut, where 26 people died in a school shooting ten days ago. also arriving by the truckload, these toys. more than 60,000 filled an entire gymnasium, turning it into a makeshift toy store. every child in the community was invited to stop by and take one home. >>> the tragedy this christmas eve and the 90-year-old san jose woman was killed this afternoon when her toyota camry was hit by a second car at hilliard avenue in silver creek valley road. not clear how the accident happened, but the driver of the second car was taken to the hospital. investigators are looking into whether or not drugs or alcohol played a role. >>> thousands of bay area nurses walked off the job today. the 24-hour strike is the latest in the series of the short term strikes by the california nurses association. and over wages and th
of gunfire that greeted them. >> reporter: firefighters rushed to this early morning fire near rochester, new york, and were met by bullets. police say william spengler started the fire so he could lure first responders to the scene and shoot them. >> we're being shot at. multiple shots. i am shot. >> reporter: two volunteer firefighters were killed. two more were injured. because crews had to take cover, they couldn't fight the fire. it burned out of control, destroying seven homes. a swat team was called in. police say soon after, the gunman took his own life, ending the standoff. news of the deadly attack spread quickly through webster. 19-year-old tomasz kaczowka was a college student and a 911 dispatcher. michael chiapperini was named firefighter of the year just two weeks ago. webster's police chief became emotional while announcing the deaths. >> michael chiapperini, with the police department... >> reporter: both men volunteered at this firehouse. crews set up this memorial of flowers and candles to honor the victims. at the vigil, community members came together to console each other
saw on facebook somebody shared a link of an article in the new york times about the international association of taxi regulators was working on creating regulations to deal with those apps, [speaker not understood] and side cart. our own chris hiyashi has been instrumental in being involved in helping create those regulations. i think i'm a little disturbed that this information is not getting out to you guys and to us about what you guys are actually doing. i think it's important that this information and what she's actually proposing be included, is actually advertised -- proposed -- advertised so we have an idea what's going on. and that helps us in having confidence that sfmta is doing something, and where this is going to go. and i think that's important that you get a presentation from her in your january 15th meeting about what's happening with that. because we still haven't had any -- the formal discussion about how to deal with that, although the cpuc has taken some action if you read about that. the next issue is the football games coming up. as you know, they're playing
sculpture garden at the top? >> it is based on work that was done many years ago in new york. it is the only kind of structured, artist program. weit is beautiful. a lot of the plants you see were pulled out of the garbage, and we use our compost to transplant them. the pathway is lined with rubble from the earthquake from the freeways we tour about 5000 people a year to our facility, adults and children. we talk about recycling and conservation. they can meet the artists. >> fantastic. let's go meet some of your current artists. here we are with lauren. can you tell us how long have been here so far and what you're working on? >> we started our residency on june 1, so we came into the studio then and spent most of the first couple weeks just digging around in the trash. i am continuing my body of work, kind of making these hand- embroidered objects from our day-to-day life. >> can you describe some of the things you have been making here? this is amazing. >> i think i started a lot of my work about the qualities of light is in the weight. i have been thinking a lot about things floating thr
all the oyster beds in new york, manhattan, the harbor would clean the water. so, just getting people to wake up to what was just literally there 200 years ago, 150 years ago. you see the object and say what is that. you come out and hear these intriguing sounds, sounds like i have never heard in my life. and then you step closer and you almost have a very intimate experience. >> we could link to different institutions around the globe, maybe one per continent, maybe two or three in this country, then once they are all networked, they begin to communicate with one another and share information. in 2010 the website will launch, but it will be what you would call an informational website and then we are going to try to, by 2011, invite people to add a memory. so in a funny way the member rely grows and there is something organic about how this memorial begins to have legs so to speak. so we don't know quite where it will go but i promise to keep on it 10 years. my goal is to raise awareness and then either protect forests from being cut down or reforest in ways that promote biodiversity
but throughout the city and born in new york to an italian artist mother mr. rod drying guess dropped his first name in favor of spain passionate about his latino heritage created murals with crumb in the late 1960's and 70s, in in addition, to zap economics his works include biographygraphy and dark hotel online graphic novellings, spain was working on a graphic story for the 2004 san francisco hotel workers strike, so, we would like to ask that we adjourn the meeting today in his memory. i also have another item as you know as a city, we have been working with other cities to deal with the issue of homelessness within our veteran population. we have been involved with the hundred days campaign to house veterans in 2012. president obama established a goal to end veteran's homelessness by 2015 which i think is doable and the department of housing and urban development came together to establish the hud slash veterans housing program which, is models after section eight and san francisco has received 500 of the vouchers to date. we have learned that our chronically homeless veterans were hav
the large eastern states of pennsylvania and new york, but also states like mississippi, south carolina, west virginia, wyoming, iowa, all of which use this mid deem charge rather than felony. and what we find in these 13 other states is that there are higher rates of drug treatment participation, lower rates of drug use, and even slightly lower rates of violent and property crime. so again, we can prove we can have safer communities. and then of course there are the unintended consequences of a felony conviction. consequences that really can cause great damage to a young life for many decades out. the very three things that can keep someone successfully in his or her recovery, access to housing, education and employment are put farther out of reach because of a felony conviction, especially in a down economy, someone with a felony has great difficulty even accessing 5 a job that pays minimum wage. putting these felony convictions to a whole population of young people, we really perpetuate a chronic underclass which benefits none of us. and then of course there's the inequity in the cri
. webster, new york, mourning two firefighters today after they were shot and killed while respond og a fire on christmas eve. mike chaparini has been named firefighter of the year and also a police lieutenant and his partner, tom welcome had joined the department about a year ago and two other volunteer firefighters were wounded in one of them called for help as you can hear in this chaotic 911 recording. the shooter, william spangler was convict of the killing his grandmother decades ago. he was found dead at the scene. >>> nelson mandela spending christmas day in the hospital. the 94-year-old former south african president has been battling a lung infection and also had gallstones removed. the president, said he looks better and the doctors are happy with his progress. >>> in money news, instagram still feeling the sting from user outrage after the photo sharing app changed its terms of service. instagram has been hit with a class-action lawsuit filed in san francisco federal court. the lawsuit was filed on friday despite instagram saying it was modifying parts of the new policy and would
firefighters are shot as they rushed to the scene of a fire in webster new york. two firefighters never coming back. >> there was a car in a house that was engulfed in flames, probably set by mr. springler who laid in wait with -- spen who wayed in -- spengler who laid in wait. he destroyed other homes and then hid, setting a trap for those who arrived on the scene. >> never in my -- never, any time in my career have i seep anything like this. >> reporter: two firefighters were killed. two others were hit and remain in the hospital. those mountain community wanted to pay their respects at webster fire hall. >> i don't know how you couldn't come out tonight. these guys are heroes. at alarm sounds -- when that alarm sounds, it could be you or me. >> this is the time of celebration, time to be with your family. and now there's people that are -- don't have a home. and, you know, there's family members that are missing and there's family members that are hospitalized. how can that be christmas. >> reporter: steve ra a port, fox news. >>> 7:41. he was one half of tv's -- odd couple. >>> and a trib
have been killed. the need for action is clear. new york and chicago have both released pedestrian action plans. san francisco has led the state with creating new 15 mile an hour speed zones around all 181 schools city-wide, which is really exciting. it's a really important first step. and now san francisco can lead the way with a strong and effective pedestrian strategy. to make the most sustainable form of transportation, walking, also the most safe and comfortable for everyone. thank you. (applause) >> thank you, elizabeth. there's a lot of different city staff and other members of the city family that work every day to try to make san francisco safer. you've heard some of it, the 15 mile an hour zones. we're enhancing crosswalks around the city. we're bolding out sidewalks to make crossing distances smaller. we're using automated -- we're using red lighten forcement, photo red lighten forcement. a lot of things that many of the planners and engineers at the mta are doing to try to make the city safer, and will be the ones in whose hands a lot of the execution of the pedestrian
at his home in new york city. he is known as a commonly corrupted governor . >> -- he is known-- >>> two cars and a big-rig were moved to another area and i also want to mention another accident on mcarthur boulevard. it is a two car crash and looks like an injury accident as well. another one is at high street involving a couple of cars there and we will let you know how badly this impacts, you can see traffic is moving nicely into san jose and north pound looking food, let's check in with rosemary orozco. >>> a live look at storm tracker 2, it is already showing the new storm approaching the bay area and a few scattered showers picking up areas of the north bay. areas are right around fairfield, cordelia is seeing a few scattered showers. and in napa, you may have them falling overhead and they will be hit or miss and the steady rain will come into the afternoon. meanwhile areas of san rafael, novato, petaluma down to mill valley, a few light sprinkles, most of us cloudy and the winds will be picking up along with the front with this cloud cover not as cold yesterday morning. 41 for yo
, new york. i encourage you to reject the appeal. thank you. >> president chiu: walter, his you've already participated in this public comment. no, you can't, actually. thank you. are there any other members of the public that wish to speak in public comment on behalf of the project sponsor? okay. why don't we invite back the appellants for up to three minutes for their rebuttal. >> good evening, mark brennan. mta and mea have not demonstrated class 1 or a categorical exemption exists. there is no bike lane that currently exists. the changes are not minor alterations because onstreet parking will be removed, concrete plantares and buffers added and a commute lane added -- during commute hours. in order to rely on a categorical exemption agency must provide substantial echedz thaevidence that the project is within the exempt category. they have not conducted a transit analysis that cover the second area and cumulative impacts only rhetoric. the city has a duty to investigate the impacts a project will have. categorical exemptions are not absolute. an exemption must be denied if t
, this legislation will allow us to establish, along with the best practices that are going on in new york, chicago, and the sunlight foundation, that is to create a position in the city, basically establishing a data office, an open data officer for the city, somebody that's going to help jay naff. jay is like our external innovation officer. he's helping me connect up all the time with all of the different companies in the city that are establishing and creating things. but i need somebody on the inside. we have a 60-department bureaucracy. they're still working in a lot of different silos and one of the things that we still have to do is get them on a higher level of sharing their data. so, establishing a chief data officer for the city that will work with all the different departments, establish some additional standards for them to create pinpoints in every department of what their data is, what they may not be aware of that they're collecting and computers in our departments and allow that data to flow out. this will be a good addition and a great improvement. it is part of the best practices
data. and new york, again with 3 in 1 is doing smart analytics. i think that's what you'll see happening as well, government starts to become smarter, make better decisions, better policies. this term algorithmic regulation, which means you can have laws and policies in the cities determined by data and not just what we think is best, but what's actually best. so, as cities keep catching on and more and more with the data, you're going to see some really interesting things coming out. >> cool. while we're talking about data, another part of the announcement today was also motion loft making private data available within sort of that initiative and that website wrieri'd like to hear a little more, john, about kind of deciding to share that data with the city and also a lot of times especially with other companies you see them being very protective of their data. there is a lot of value there. how do you sort of balance, protecting the value of your data and commercial viability versus making it available to the public? >> so, we have a unique problem, i think, to a lot of start-
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